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NC report: More sought work in March, found jobs

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A new North Carolina jobs report says more people entered the job market in March than in most of the past year, and more people found work. Full story...
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New group to promote NC Republican agenda

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A new conservative-leaning advocacy group in North Carolina plans to promote recent Republican policies in state government while challenging criticism from Democrats and their allies who've opposed the GOP agenda. Full story...
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North Carolina report expands on jobless rate drop, more work

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North Carolina officials are releasing a report offering more details on employment conditions in March, when nearly 20,000 jobs were added and the jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent. Full story...
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Woman charged after car goes into Jacksonville creek with infant in car

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State troopers say a woman distracted while arguing with a passenger drove off a road in Onslow County and into a creek with her 9-month-old baby in the car. Full story...
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North Carolina flu deaths reach 100

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State health officials say 100 people have died from flu in North Carolina this season. Officials said two people died from the flu last week, bringing the deaths from the viral illness to 100. Full story...
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30 arrested in NC on sex trafficking charges

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Police have arrested 30 people in Winston-Salem on sex trafficking charges resulting from an investigation spanning more than four years. Full story...
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NC community college rate break for vets proposed

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to make it easier for new veterans to attend any of North Carolina's community colleges. Full story...
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Woman accused of killing boyfriend found dead in Onslow County

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A woman charged with killing her boyfriend in Beaufort County has been found dead in Onslow County. The sheriff's office says firefighters responded to a carbon monoxide alarm Tuesday night at a home in Richlands. Full story...
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NC governor proposes new coal ash plan after spill

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North Carolina's governor says he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps following the massive spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge. Full story...
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Delay sought on NC same-sex marriage lawsuit

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North Carolina's attorney general is asking a judge to delay the most recent lawsuit over the state's same-sex marriage ban, saying an order expected later this year in another case likely will resolve the situation. Full story...
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Longtime NC fugitive might be in Iowa

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Iowa officials are awaiting a fingerprint check to confirm that a man being held in Waterloo is a fugitive of more than 40 years from North Carolina. Full story...
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NC officials urge caution after Hepatitis A cases

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Officials at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are reminding residents to always take precautions when preparing food regardless of where they are. The warning comes as officials help Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties respond after a case of Hepatitis A in a food handler. Full story...
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Crew diverts Delta flight to Raleigh-Durham

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A Delta Air Lines flight heading for Atlanta was diverted to Raleigh-Durham International Airport after the crew noticed some vibration after takeoff. Flight 2339 left from Reagan National Airport in Washington. A statement from the airline said out of an abundance of caution, the crew decided to divert the MD-88 to RDU. It landed around 3 p.m. Tuesday. Full story...
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USDA says NC health agency met food stamp deadline

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The federal government is satisfied that North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services has met the final deadline to whittle down its backlog of food stamp applications at local social service offices. Full story...
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UNC investigator meets with Willingham

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The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes being admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has met with an investigator looking into academic fraud at the school. In an email to The Associated Press on Tuesday, Mary Willingham said she met off-campus with Kenneth Wainstein for about two hours on Monday. Full story...
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